Gothic People Interview
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The following are questions I sent to Laureli Slaughter and her responses to them (sent to me on May 7, 2008 ). I had hoped to incorporate them into my paper but I think it does more justice to read the interview as a whole:
Where do you work and what do you do within those job(s)?
I am self-employed. Photographer, Filmaker, ect...
What type of things do you enjoy doing during your free time?
Go to the Cemetery & enjoy the peace & quiet & enjoy the art there.
Do you consider yourself gothic or a part of any other alternative subculture (elaborate if a yes)?
Yes, I am Gothic, but I wear all kinds of style's mixed together. I am different, I am just me, no real label for it.
If so, have you ever suffered at the hands of prejudice because of it (explain)?
Yes, I have suffered years of verbal abuse, and once physical abuse from it. That is all I would like to state here about it.
Have you ever suffered at the hands of prejudice because of how you dress, piercings, tattoos, or other similar reasons? If so, what happened?
Yes, see above.
What do you consider the gothic subculture to really be about?
It is just about doing what you believe in, living life the way that you want to, just being you & being happy & comfortable in your own skin & appearance.
What kind of prejudice have those you've known suffered because they are a part of an alternative lifestyle?
Death, Beaten Severely, Verbally Abused, Treated unfairly in school by teachers/school authorities, benn treated unfairly by the law (Police and the Courts), Had their children taken away, literally Stoned by religious groups, ect...
By: Courtney Lowe.